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MSNBC
May 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
agreement which committed the united states to end our war in iraq. it was an agreement that president obama then followed through on. the last u.s. troops left iraq in december. today, in afghanistan it was not a status of forces agreement. it was called a strategic partnership agreement between the u.s. and afghan government but the idea is the same. it's to commit both countries to a plan by which the united states will end our war there. >> today i signed an agreement between the united states and afghanistan that defines a new relationship between our countries. a future in which afghans are responsible for the security of their nation and we build an equal partnership between two states. as we move forward some people will ask why we need a firm timeline. the answer is clear. our goal is not to build a country in america's image or to eradicate the taliban. these objectives would require in many years, many more dollars and most importantly many more american lives. our goal is to destroy al qaeda and we on path to do exactly that. afghans want to assert their sovereignty and bui
MSNBC
May 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
, a former united states senator, a former vice president of the united states, an experienced nationally known sober steady republican named richard nix on is running for president. he wins in 1968. he wins re-election in 1972. he never makes it to the end of the second term because of a little complication called watergate. in 1968 he was at the height of his appeal and he was a communist. see his campaign slogan, forward together. this is from the republican national committee archives. see the slogan at the bottom. bushy haired richard nixon communist. the reason you know that slogan indicates he's a communist because today's conservatives say so. i thought this was debunked already but conservatives even know, this is from last night on glenn beck's internet tv show, conservatives are still stuck on this. president obama's web video that came out ended with this slogan forward. the right just went nuts that the word forward was the obama campaign's way of signaling that it is marxist. it seems to impose the economic system by karl marx on america. that president obama is a
MSNBC
May 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
for the job largely by alleging the president of the united states was not really the president of the united states. he intimated that president obama is secretly foreign. that was the basis of the donald trump flash in the pan candidacy years ago. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? i think she should. three weeks ago when i started, i thought he was bomrn in this country and now i have doubt. >> based on what? >> his grandmother said he was born in kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth. he doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it. if you are going to be the president of the united states you have to be born in this country and there's a doubt as to whether or not he is. >> that little brain curdling wallow in celebrity driven up chuck came to an abrupt end about one year ago when on a wednesday afternoon, the president of the united states held a press conference at the white house to release his freaking birth certificate, to put that nonsense to rest. that was on a wednesday afternoon. three days later on saturday, it was the white house corre
MSNBC
May 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
family and he made a request to leave china. he said he wanted to go to the united states. he said he could like to leave with hillary clinton on her plane. she's there for high level meetings. as we reported last night he phoned into an emergency congressional hearing that was called to discuss his case. he reiterated in the phone call that he wanted help from secretary clinton. it's all very dramatic. last night when we left this story it was totally up in the air as to what would happen on this today. the clock is ticking. today there does seem to be progress toward a new deal that could get him out of china and to the united states in way that did not escalate this any further. apparently he's now been offered a fellowship at nyu's law school. china said they will consider his request to become a student or a visiting lecturer. the u.s. government say they expect the request to be expedited. this is happening in the shadow of hillary clinton being in china. he's expected to depart on saturday local time but beijing is 12 hours ahead of east coast. she will be leaving momentaril
MSNBC
May 24, 2012 1:00am PDT
hour. it was 1977, he had had to resign the presidency of the united states three years early in disgrace, narrowly avoiding being impeached and convicted and thrown out of office. frankly, he needed to make a little money, so he agreed for a large fee to sit down for a series of tv interviews, in which he basically wanted to talk about anything other than watergate. but he also wanted to defend himself on watergate. he wanted to try to shape his legacy, to be seen as something other than a disgraced cook who had had to resign his had had to resign his presidency. that effort to try to rehabilitate his image, to defend himself on watergate, led richard nixon to this iconic moment in the american presidency. >> well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. >> richard nixon was trying to rehabilitate his image there. that did not help. "if the president does it, by definition, it's not illegal?" the president of the united states is above the law, just by virtue of being president? richard nixon is still and will forever be viewed as a crook and a disgrace to
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 9:00pm EDT
you believe? you're comfortable with same-sex marriage? >> i'm vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that many marrying men, women marrying women and hetrosexual are entitled to the same right, all civil rights and liberties and i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> in a second term will this administration come out behind same-sex marriage? >> i can't speak to that. i don't know the answer to that. >> you can see in his response there at the end to the question of second term policy making that he thinks he might have gone too far. perhaps minutes after the remarks on sunday senior obama campaign advisor tweeted what vp said that all married couples should have the same rights is potus's position which is not exactly true. he didn't just say that gay couples have the same right, he said they should be able to get married. the reason the obama campaign was in a rush to assure everyone that news was not made because the president is not a supporter of the freedom to marry. despite a 1996 cand
MSNBC
May 23, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the president does it, by definition, it's not illegal?" the president of the united states is above the law, just by virtue of being president? richard nixon is still and will forever be viewed as a crook and a disgrace to the presidency. not only because of the crimes committed by his administration, but because of that outrageous assertion in his post-presidency interview with david frost. if we are any one thing as a country, we are not a kingdom. we are a place where nobody is above the law. where no person is greater than the constitution, even if they are the president. that is fundamental to who we are as a country and why we exist as a country. less than ten years after that nixon interview, we had a new president who was the aesthetic opposite of him. where nixon was shifty eyed and sweaty and seemed kind of paranoid, ronald reagan was sunny and upright and confident. he really was a very good communicator as president and he knew he was. but you know, ronald reagan wrote over and over again in his diary as president about something that frustrated him. he wrote about the o
MSNBC
May 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
feature of the daily news diet in the united states of america. but in this case, the alleged perpetrator is a very well-known political figure who has long personified the dark side of a very particular part of arizonan politics and american politics. in 2010, at an anti-immigration rally that featured speeches from russell appeapearce and jo arpaio, j.t. ready distributed these flyers, flyers saying that americans should put land mines along the u.s./mexico border. the flyer from the event, it's signed there j.t. ready, over there on the left, about halfway down, and it's also marked nsm, as in national socialist movement, as in national socialists, as in nazis, knneo nazis. j.t. ready then posted a picture of him and his friends holding up the land mine flyer while standing next to a van from univision. they think that's hilarious, the land mines thing by the -- yeah. that was in 2010. then in 2011, a member of the national socialist movement, a neo nazi was arrested in arizona with plastic tubs full of explosives. when he was picked up by the fbi and local police, he had t
MSNBC
May 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
anti-gay over time. when he ran for the united states senate in 1994, this is him on the cover of the boston gay magazine, gay newspaper, sorry. when he ran for senate, he famously promised that he would run to the left of ted kennedy on gay rights issue. he said he would make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. now that he's further along in his career and the de facto republican nominee for president, not only is he not trying to mainstream gay and lesbian equality, he is actively working against it. he's promising to fight it. he's pledging to pursue an amendment to the united states constitution to ban marriage rights for same-sex couples. to impose that no matter what individual states want. when the romney campaign appointed an openly gay spokesman recently, he was hounded out of the job on the basis of the fact that he was gay. >> personnel is policy. when governor romney picked somebody who's an active homosexual and puts him in a prominent position, he's sending a shout-out to the lobby. >> when attacks on that spokesman forced him to quit, mitt romney ne
MSNBC
May 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
oath said, "untied state senator" on them, instead of "united state senator." it was a misprint by the company that manufactured the mens. it seemed like an omen for how the whole impeachment thing will turn out for those impeachers. last summer when jon huntsman launched his campaign for the white house, his campaign got off to an inauspicious start when the candidate's own name was misspelled on the press passes that his aides handed out to supporters, it was spelled "john" instead of "jon," which who cares, unless it's the launch of your presidential campaign and you're a relatively unknown campaign. the good news for jon huntsman, his campaign went so badly this year, with he still might be able to run as an outsider nobody's heard of the next time he runs in 2016. for 2012, though, the republicans have got themselves a nominee. last night, by taking the texas primary, mitt romney surpassed the delegate number needed to claim the convention in august. mr. romney is not just the de facto or likely republican nominee, he is the projected nominee. it is official as of last night.
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 12:00am EDT
request? >> my position is it's not the reason why i'm running for president of the united states and i think -- and i think that two-parent families are best for america. >> what do you mean by that, it's not the reason you're running for president of the united states? >> well, i think it's important for us to instill family values, but i think it's very important that we understand we have other challenges too. i'm running for president of the united states because i want to help with family values. and i think that family values are important when we have two-parent families that are parents -- that are the traditional family. >> but there are several hundred thousand children in the country who don't have a home and if a gay couple wants to adopt them, what's wrong with that? >> i am for the values that two-parent families, the traditional family represents. >> so you're against gay adoption? >> i am for the values and principles that two-parent families represent, and i also do point out that many of these decisions are made by the states, as we all know, and i will do everythin
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 9:00pm EDT
donate to the mitt romney campaign, the president of the united states is coming after you. to be clear, what fox news is talking about here is a blog item posted on april 20th at a website called keeping gop honest.com, which is part of the obama campaign. it profiles a number of people who are bankrolling mitt romney's effort to become president. donors can give infinitely. frankly getting to know your candidate means getting to know their donors. he's not just campaign donor, he is a campaign official. he's the national finance co-chair of mitt romney's presidential campaign. he's not a random private citizen being dragged into the public arena. he's already in the public arena. he put himself there. he's a campaign official. his politics are totally germane to understanding the politics of the campaign. the campaign of which he is an official. still, it is palpable. fox news is so excited to have a possible new barack obama scandal to talk about that in some cases it seems like they have just rushed to get the story on to the air before they understand it. before they have figured o
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
, really, clear statistical truth. >> here is a question. do women in the united states make less money than men for doing the exact same work? on nbc's "meet the press" yesterday the republican strategist and cnn contributor, alex, answered no and that sparked a very passionate debate with rachel maddow of msnbc. we asked lisa sylvester to do a fact check for us. lisa is here. lisa, who's right? >> this is a fascinating subject, wolf. we've been look ining into this. we reached out to alex, but he was not available for comment. the question is there an earnings gap between men and women? the answer according to the census bureau is yes. data directly from the census bureau shows there is a pay gap and it's real. quote, in 2010, the earnings of women who worked full time year round were 77% of that for men working full time. >> women get paid less than men do. 77 cents on the dollar on average. that's true. democrats know that's true. it is the accepted truth by anybody who's looking at the facts of the matter. republicans do in the know that's true. this seems important. i finally see
MSNBC
May 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the united states or not. i don't know. but i do know this, that in his heart he's not an american. he's just not an american. >> i believe that the president was born in hawaii. or at least i hope he was. but my responsibility as secretary of state is to make sure that the ballots in arizona are correct and that those people whose names are on the ballot have met the qualifications for the office that they're seeking. >> there's been big breaking news, ladies and gentlemen. it is on bright bart, barack obama, the first african-american president of the harvard law review was born in kenya and raised in indonesia and hawaii. that's actually what the research shows. and what is this from? it is from a book promotion put out by his literary agent, that barack obama approved of. >> in spite of a confession from the book agent that the error was hers alone, and the birth certificate the obama administration released last year, birtherism is alive and well. also bubbling up from last election cycle, obama's long severed relationship with pastor jeremiah wright. an ad featuring
MSNBC
May 17, 2012 9:00pm EDT
united states senate. they like to call themselves a great deliberative body. i think they strayed from that and i think there are members of the senate who would be pretty happy to be able to return to a real democracy in the senate. >> minutes democratic congressman, keith ellison, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks. >>> coming up, what the phrase character assassination means and what it does not mean at all. pull liz zer prize winning columnist, gene robinson joins me on that. >>> but first, one more thing, about another amazing white house letter that landed in our in box. the letter in question was written by president ronald reagan one of the most crucial responsibilities a president has declaring and responding to federal disasters. fail to do it correctly and you risk turning a heck of a job into staying power. in 1994, he was asked to declare a federal disaster only with a twist. he was asking to reiterate something was a federal disaster area. 7th grader andy's mother declared his bedroom was a federal disaster area. at one point or another, who hasn't? and smith up o
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
particular united states senator. a senator from massachusetts. the man who holds what used to be ted kennedy's senate seat. scott brown has taken more money from any other from the securities and investment sector, taken more money than any other senator from the venture capital and the private equity firms. he's taken more money from the hedge fund industry. this guy isn't even from new york. nope. wall street has a guy on the inside inside. his name is scott brown. in the first quarter of this year, the city of which he received more itemized donations than any other place is new york city, which is not in massachusetts. they call him one of wall street's favorite congressmen for a republican. they call him that for two reasons. you might remember what scott brown did when they were first writing the wall street rules. you remember his specific contribution. they thought there was going to be $19 billion in implementation costs in rules. who should pay for it after it nearly destroyed the american economy? who should pay for that? it's going to be paid for by the banking sector
MSNBC
May 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
wednesday, president obama, the president of the united states went on national television and said he was for recognizing the right of same sex couples to get married. the next day, on thursday, "the washington post", a sort of mitt romney romney's, the republican nominee, mitt romney as a young man bullying two closeted gay students including mr. romney leading a group of boys and pinning one student down and mr. romney cutting off the boy's long hair while the kid cried and screamed for help. the next day is friday. the next day is today. today is the day that gq magazine published this profile of mr. romney's to strategist and close aid. he outed a massachusetts state representative transgender. by outing her as transgender, he killed her career. he was the first one to put that information into print. i can remember his glee when he found the birth certificate said former reporter robert connolly. the senior advisor outing this woman in the state house brought a swift end to the representative's future on beacon hill. you know how some days are red letter days on the calendar. thi
MSNBC
May 21, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. making money is not the business of the president of the united states. that's the way president obama framed it. that's the message they believe is resonating in the key battleground states across the midwest and that's what they believe was badly damaged by cory booker as their eventual endorsement of gay marriage was damaged by joe biden, also on meet the press. it's surrogates speaking honestly, speaking from the heart and saying what they really believe. that's a problem for this campaign. there's just sort of shaking their heads but they were deeply upset. >> i should say i think we made news tonight with cory booker saying that that conflaiion is something he did not intend and something he believes. one of the things that's so fascinating is the issue of the mitt romney's tenure in the private sector as opposed to his time of massachusetts has been made central by both the democrats and the republicans. the republicans want to run on that, and the democrats want mitt romney to run on that. i wonder if this whole curfuffle be an inflection point. are either going to change their
MSNBC
May 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
the eagle and now she serves as an international good will ambassador for the united states. and as a giant mizzen masted square rigged ship to the nazis.
MSNBC
May 23, 2012 12:00am EDT
. he's been investigated by the fbi, i.r.s. and the miami-dade police corruptions unit, by the miami-dade office all over corruption allegations that he used his position as a state representative for personal financial gain. he misused campaign donations for his own personal use. that he lied repeatedly on financial disclosure forms. so far the only real national attention he's had for his trouble has been about his financial links to senator marco rubio. the two of them owned a house together. a house that's in foreclosure. marco rubio has had his own trouble for using money for personal expenses. even without the marco rubio thing, regardless of how much attention it's gotten him, his legal troubles are real. that's why he has become the latest astonishing judgment call by this year's republican party. today's scheduled speaker on a conference call organized was florida congressman david rivera putting him up as the party spokesman today. the man that's been under investigation by the fbi, i.r.s. and local law enforcement agencies for public corruption. after many raised eyebrow,
MSNBC
May 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
schedule put out by the white house where the president of the united states turned out to be a deliberate fabrication because for security reasons he made a trip under the veil of secrecy. this is standard operating procedure for presidents visiting america's various war zones. shortly after the 2008 election in which he was elected president, after the election but before the new president had been sworn in in december of 2008, then still president george w. bush took one of these surprise trips the, unannounced trips to background. it was december 14th, 2008. that's when this happened. >> yes. everybody calm down for a minute. first of all, thank you for apologizing on behalf of the iraqi people. it doesn't bother me. if you want the facts, it's a size 10 shoe that he threw. >> boy, if you were not surprised enough to find out that the president had surprise, gone to iraq, the president having a shoe hurled at him was definitely a surprise that day. when you look at the official transcript from this, we posted a link to it on our blog tonight. when you go through the transcript of this
MSNBC
May 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
united states senate filibustered on student loaned today. how is that youth vote coming along republican party? interest rates on student loans are set to double this summer unless congress takes action. republicans were set to let that happen last month, to let student loan rates double. after public pressure from president obama, mitt romney, the republican candidate and the republicans in the house of representatives changed their mind. they dropped their previous position. they said they would agree to act to keep student loan rates where they are. as of today, apparently the deal is off. they filibustered the deal to keep student loan rates from going up. if this does not get fixed, everybody's student loans across the country will double their interest rate this summer. you can thank massachusetts senator scott brown for that. a vulnerable incumbent like scott brown sided with the republican filibuster on this issue. just incredible. also, incredible, the long awaited endorsement of mitt romney for president by the last contender left standing. rick santorum's endorsemen
MSNBC
May 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
united states using a service like this can end up dependent for her immigration status in this country on the american man to whom she has just been married for a fee. and if that man starts beating her up, a woman can kind of be trapped. you don't want to stay with the abusive guy who bought her hand on the internet, but if she leaves, she may get forted. that's the choice, stay with the man who's beating you or get deported. to help women out of that disgusting and dangerous trap, there is a program by which women who are being abused and whose immigration status depends on being married to their abuser, those women can in a low-key way without tipping off the guy who is beating them, they can apply for legal immigration status in this country that's unconnected to the abusive husband. it is a special visa program under the violence against women act. republicans in washington are right to roll that back. the violence against women act was first passed almost 20 years ago. when he was in the senate, vice president joe biden wrote the itin passedthe act was reauthor year 2000, reautho
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